Talmine

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Talmine
ﻃﺎﻟﻤﻴﻦ
Town and commune
Location of Talmine commune within Adrar Province
Location of Talmine commune within Adrar Province
Talmine is located in Algeria
Talmine
Talmine
Location of Talmine within Algeria
Coordinates: 29°19′53″N 0°29′51″W / 29.33139°N 0.49750°W / 29.33139; -0.49750Coordinates: 29°19′53″N 0°29′51″W / 29.33139°N 0.49750°W / 29.33139; -0.49750
Country Algeria
Province Adrar
District Charouine
Elevation 364 m (1,194 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 12,768
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Talmine (Arabic: ﻃﺎﻟﻤﻴﻦ‎) is a town and commune in Charouine District, Adrar Province, in south-central Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 12,768,[1] up from 9,469 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 3.1%.[1]

Geography[edit]

Talmine commune lies at an elevation of about 364 metres (1,194 ft). It covers the westernmost oases in the Gourara region of northern Adrar Province (excepting the villages of Meslila and Bent Cherk that lies in Béchar Province. The oases mainly lie in the southernmost part of the Grand Erg Occidental, a large area of sand dunes stretching well into Béchar and El Bayadh provinces.

Climate[edit]

Talmine has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with extremely hot summers and mild winters, and very little precipitation throughout the year.

Climate data for Talmine (Boukezzine)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.1
(66.4)
22.0
(71.6)
26.6
(79.9)
31.6
(88.9)
35.7
(96.3)
41.7
(107.1)
45.1
(113.2)
43.6
(110.5)
39.1
(102.4)
31.7
(89.1)
24.4
(75.9)
18.7
(65.7)
31.61
(88.92)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
14.3
(57.7)
18.6
(65.5)
23.4
(74.1)
27.5
(81.5)
33.1
(91.6)
36.4
(97.5)
35.2
(95.4)
31.3
(88.3)
24.4
(75.9)
17.5
(63.5)
12.2
(54)
23.79
(74.82)
Average low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
6.6
(43.9)
10.6
(51.1)
15.3
(59.5)
19.3
(66.7)
24.6
(76.3)
27.8
(82)
26.9
(80.4)
23.6
(74.5)
17.2
(63)
10.7
(51.3)
5.7
(42.3)
16.03
(60.87)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
3
(0.12)
5
(0.2)
2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
4
(0.16)
4
(0.16)
3
(0.12)
26
(1.04)
Source: climate-data.org[3]

Transportation[edit]

The main road through the commune is a provincial road that starts at the village of Taghouzi, passes through Taguenout, Saguia and Boukezzine before connecting to the N6 national highway southeast of Ksabi. A number of local roads connect this main road to the villages of the commune.

Education[edit]

1.0% of the population has a tertiary education (the second lowest in the commune), and another 3.2% has completed secondary education.[4] The overall literacy rate is 36.4% (the second lowest in Adrar Province), and is 56.2% among males (second lowest in the province) and 15.0% among females (lowest in the province).[5]

Localities[edit]

As of 1984, the commune was composed of 11 localities:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Wilaya d'Adrar" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Climate data for: Boukezzine". climate-data.org. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Structure relative de la population résidente des ménages ordinaires et collectifs âgée de 6 ans et plus selon le niveau d'instruction et la commune de résidence." (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Taux d'analphabétisme et taux d'alphabétisation de la population âgée de 15 ans et plus, selon le sexe et la commune de résidence ." (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Décret n° 84-365, fixant la composition, la consistance et les limites territoriale des communes. Wilaya d'Adrar" (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne,. 19 December 1984. p. 1473. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 


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